Climate change may destroy Sundarbans’ tigers in 50 years: Study Draft clean air act presented for immediate approval Environment minister: Brick kilns responsible for 58% air pollution in Dhaka Elephants face ‘time bomb’ in Bangladesh Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish Toxic black snow covers Siberian coalmining region Homemaker to trendsetter Social behavior of western lowland gorillas ‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low
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How To Really Keep Bangladesh Mosquitos From Feasting On You… (It’s Genius!)

Are you afraid of sharks, snakes or spiders? Most of us are. But there is another creature that is far more dangerous than all of those combined, and most of us don't even know it… Did you know mosquitos have killed many more humans than all wars in history? Mosquitos are by a mile the most dangerous creatures on […]

Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease genetic helix

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while 25 percent are driven by environmental factors shared by twins who are […]

Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’

Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts.This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE).Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess […]

How to Avoid Lead Exposure from Spices

A new study found lead was in more than 50 percent of spice samples.Spices are often hailed as a healthy way to prevent adding excessive salt or fats to flavor meals. But a new report found some spices can potentially cause health problems through lead exposure. The study, which was published in the Journal of Public […]

Zainab Mughal: Toddler with cancer spurs hunt for rare blood

A two-year-old US girl who needs several blood transfusions to fight cancer has spurred a global campaign to search for compatible donors.Zainab Mughal has one of the rarest blood types in the world, which makes it difficult to treat her condition.Campaigners say more than 1,000 people have been tested, but only three so far have […]

Figures reveal agriculture death toll

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive said a total of 33 people died across Britain in the 12 months to the end of March.The incidents in Scotland included a 76-year-old farmer who was crushed by a bull.A 62-year-old farmer drowned while tending to oysters being grown on the seabed, while a farm worker was […]

Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age

A western lifestyle might be the reason blood pressure tends to rise with age, according to a study of remote tribal communities. Hypertension is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and in many developed countries, including the UK, the likelihood of developing increases with age. More than a quarter of adults in England have […]

Melatonin and root causes of poor sleep

LED screens and lighting are behind the increasing use of melatonin to combat sleeplessness, according to Dr John Lincoln and Eleanor Levin. Dr Sally Cheseldine suggests a milky drink might help We were shocked by the revelation that over 117,000 people under 18 were given “off label” melatonin prescriptions in 2017-18 (Fears over rise in […]

Repeat flu vaccinations don’t hurt kids and might help boost immunity, study finds

Getting repeated flu vaccines year after year doesn’t reduce their effectiveness in children and, in fact, may boost immunity against some influenza strains, researchers reported Friday. Their findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, should reassure parents and doctors worried after reports suggested getting vaccines every year might reduce immunity. The new […]

Just a few drinks can change how memories are formed

A new study in flies finds that alcohol hijacks this memory formation pathway and changes the proteins expressed in the neurons, forming cravings. Just a few drinks in an evening changes how memories are formed at the fundamental, molecular level. The findings were published on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the journal Neuron. Karla Kaun, assistant […]

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